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Why Atheists & Christians Are Kind Of The Same

They both have faith. Continue reading

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Susannah Faye’s Birth Story

by Kate Bechtold — So here I sit. I am 22 weeks pregnant with our 3rd babe. Susannah Faye is 20 months old, and I am just now getting around to putting up her birth story. I posted this on instagram … Continue reading

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Thieving, Dirty, Rotten ‘Coons

I make no bones about my feelings for those filthy bandits. As I’ve been teaching my four-year-old, “The only good ‘coon, is a dead ‘coon!” My ire is fresh because of what happened last night… Saylor has a little “garden” … Continue reading

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Summer Mushroom Hunting In The Ozarks

The two-months-long deluge we’ve been experiencing here has been unfriendly to Missourians’ gardens. The tomatoes are blighted, the soil is soggy, and everybody has an easy culprit for this year’s gardening woes. But while the rain has ruined gardens, it’s … Continue reading

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A Few Gems From Scalia’s Biting Dissent To The SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

Justice Antonin Scalia is typically the biting, witty voice of reason when the Supreme Court of the United States goes off the rails. Scalia says what so many of us wish we were clever enough to think. Here are a … Continue reading

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Ode To The Groundhog In My Garden

Greetings, groundhog. It’s good to meet you; I’m the grower of that garden. It’s less green, from your gnawing, and that grieves me. Your greed, groundhog, goes against my grain. Put simply: your gut got you caught. I found my … Continue reading

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Putting a two-year-old down for a nap (or, World War III every afternoon)

“Bubby, time to go down for a nap.” “No, I wanna play.” “You can play after your nap. Now, set your sucker down, you can finish it after your nap.” [He sets the sticky sucker on the chest at the … Continue reading

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Boring mid-American couple keeps up with new norms

Boring mid-American couple keeps up with new norms by John Silento For Jack Jones and his wife Katie, “normal” was something long taken for granted. “We had brown hair, a college education, and no one protested our right to get … Continue reading

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What is an egg?

Originally posted on Osage Beach Farmers Market:
Senate Bill 329 — Which came first, the politician or the egg? Most people can tell just by looking, but the Missouri legislature this year held a slew of debates, hearings, and votes…

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An open letter: Responding to ‘Right to Farm’

Originally posted on Osage Beach Farmers Market:
Recently, one of our Market Managers, Nathan Bechtold, wrote an article for LakeExpo.com that addressed the dangerous nature of a bill that is making its way through the Missouri legislature. It has been…

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